2023 Field Guide: Noncredit Course Management

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Why Read This Research

Noncredit degree management is changing rapidly to meet modern adult learner needs. As nondegree learning programs evolve, institutions are adopting microcredentials such as digital badging and Comprehensive Learner Records and creating pathways for students between noncredit credentials and degrees. In addition to looking at the state of the nondegree market, this 2023 field guide will introduce readers to and provide a higher-level overview of higher education leading vendors in this space, including CampusCE, Ellucian, Entrinsik, Instructure, Modern Campus, and Xenegrade.

Key Questions Answered

  • What is the current state of the noncredit learning market in higher education, and what are the trends? 
  • What technologies do the noncredit platforms leverage?
  • What are the leading noncredit course management products being adopted in higher education?
  • How are vendors aligned to institutional needs? 
  • What are the differentiators between solutions, and what is the target market for each vendor?
  • What should institutions consider in selecting a noncredit course management solution? 


  • Vendor in Focus: CampusCE, Ellucian, Entrinsik, Instructure, Modern Campus, Xenegrade
  • Software Category in Focus: Non-Credit Course Management
  • Authors: Mary Beth Cahill, Senior Analyst, Tambellini Group
  • Research Availability: May 2023

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Market Conditions
  3. CampusCE
  4. Ellucian
  5. Entrinsik
  6. Instructure
  7. Modern Campus
  8. Xenegrade
  9. Institutional Considerations
  10. Methodology

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